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Companionship at Christmas: The Loneliest Time of Year

The word “care” can have many connotations. Care can mean health, welfare, keeping one’s safety, a desire, supervision and much more. When we speak of home care, very often, we assume that there must be a health concern or a need for supervision in someone’s everyday life. At Trinity, we understand that care has multiple meanings and is entirely dependent on the individual’s needs.

With Christmas less than 2 weeks away, most of us are getting into the Christmas spirit. Regardless of age, culture or religion, it is a great opportunity for many of us to spend time with family and loved ones.

However, according to AgeUK,

“More than 200,000 elderly people in the UK will be alone at Christmas this year.”

Labelled as the “loneliest time of year”, it is apparent that not everyone will be looking forward to the festive season.

It is also fair to say that loneliness doesn’t just affect the elderly. According to recent research, loneliness is becoming more common in young adults, with mental health issues playing a key part.

Minister for Loneliness, Mims Davies stated:

“Loneliness is one of the biggest health challenges our country faces. It can affect anyone at any time and its impact is in line with smoking or obesity. But we can only begin to help one another if we feel able to understand, recognise and talk about it. “

Loneliness can happen for a multitude of reasons. It may be that you have a long term condition that you feel you are battling, which is preventing you from socialising and participating in activities. It could be that your partner or your closest family member has recently passed and you feel that you have no one to speak to and are lacking interaction. Perhaps your family live quite some distance and you haven’t got anyone by your side.

At Trinity Homecare, we do more than care for specialist conditions, we also support those who may be in need of companionship. Companionship is something we are able to offer all of our clients and with Christmas quickly approaching, it is important to remember that mental wellbeing is just as important as physical wellbeing.

Having constant interaction and someone to talk to is very important. at Trinity, we offer a personal, trusted and caring service, providing heartfelt care that is tailored to your needs. Regardless of what you need help with, we will always offer a friendly face with a warmth that is needed in everyone’s lives.

If you are considering companionship over the Christmas period or would like to speak to us regarding our ‘outstanding rated’ home care services, then get in touch now.

Nobody should ever feel alone, and we’re here to help you this Christmas. Call us today with no obligation to discuss your home care needs.